News on informal economy

  1. International Day of Cooperatives

    How cooperatives can help Brazil’s waste pickers build back from COVID-19

    03 July 2020

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives on 4 July will focus on climate action. Waste pickers’ cooperatives in Brazil are examples of how cooperatives can help combat climate change, while facing the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Global Deal Conference

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s remarks at Global Deal Conference on “Social Dialogue and the SDGs in the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

    26 June 2020

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

    24 June 2020

    Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization.

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    Blog

    COVID-19 shows why domestic workers need same rights and protection as others

    16 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of domestic workers.

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. © I. Bonham / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    HomeNet South Asia, a network of home-based worker organisations across all South Asian countries

    15 June 2020

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Ms. Janhavi Dave, the International Coordinator of HomeNet South Asia, a network of home-based worker organisations across South Asia.

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    COVID-19 and child labour

    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  9. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO team up with trade unions to protect fishers from COVID-19 pandemic and human trafficking

    12 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of fishers and make them at higher risks of being trapped in human trafficking. The ILO team up with trade unions in fishing sector to raise their awareness about the pandemic and the danger of trafficking.

  10. Virtual Oceans Dialogue of the World Economic Forum

    Include the ocean economy in the response to COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    More international cooperation is needed to help the seafaring sector, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the Virtual Oceans Dialogue of the World Economic Forum.